Species Mycobacterium caprae

Name: Mycobacterium caprae (Aranaz et al. 1999) Aranaz et al. 2003

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae Aranaz et al. 1999

Etymology: ca’p.rae L. gen. fem. n. caprae, referring to capra; L. fem. n. capra, for goat, the host animal from which the bacterium was first isolated

Type strains: ATCC BAA-824; CIP 105776; gM-1; spc-1

16S rRNA gene: AF547975 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Aranaz A, Cousins D, Mateos A, Dominguez L. Elevation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae Aranaz et al. 1999 to species rank as Mycobacterium caprae comb. nov., sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1785-1789.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 53, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:309-311.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Zopf 1883) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Risk group: 3

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Aranaz A, Cousins D, Mateos A, Dominguez L. Elevation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae Aranaz et al. 1999 to species rank as Mycobacterium caprae comb. nov., sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1785-1789.

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